Monthly Archives: April 2015

Announcing Our New Kumeu Office

If you have been driving through Kumeu you may have noticed that UHY Haines Norton has opened a new office at 329A Main Road, Kumeu (formerly the ANZ Bank).  Our strategy to provide professional services to clients from Kumeu and the surrounding districts came to fruition with the recent incorporation of local accounting firm Kumeu

2015-04-30T14:19:47+00:00 April 30th, 2015|General|

Making Tax Simpler: The Government’s Green Paper on Tax Administration

Jim Martin, UHY Haines Norton’s Head of Tax, comments on the possible impact on businesses of the changes discussed in the recently released Government Green Paper “Making Tax Simpler”. The government recently issued a document entitled “Making Tax Simpler.  A Government Green Paper on Tax Administration”.  In the words of the Ministers of Finance and

2015-04-30T14:12:23+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Accounting and Taxation, Taxing Matters|

Henderson Lincoln Business Association Makes Progress

Formed late last year in a bid to support and give voice to the Henderson business community, the Henderson Lincoln Business Association has rapidly grown to a membership base of 60 companies. A new website has been developed and is now live at:, providing an understanding of the Association’s objectives, activities, members, upcoming events

2015-04-30T13:55:41+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Resources|

Xero Payroll Now Available

Xero has released its combined accounting and payroll solution to its 120,000+ small business customer base in New Zealand. Payroll is built as a feature of the Xero accounting system, essentially combining the functions in a single platform.  As arguably two of the most critical office tasks involved in running a business, the solution simplifies

2015-04-30T13:54:08+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Resources|

Mobile App for Small Businesses

The Inland Revenue department has just released the myIR mobile app, designed to make filing tax returns easier and faster.  Targeted specifically at small businesses, it further streamlines the tax return process for users and demonstrates Inland Revenue’s desire to stay up-to-date with today’s rapid technology changes. Users must be registered for GST and the

2015-04-30T13:52:35+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Accounting and Taxation|

Small Business Support from Statistics New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand has launched a new section on their website dedicated to assist small businesses with customer and market research.  The online resource provides data on potential customers, markets, industries and competitors, which can be invaluable to businesses for developing a variety of business strategies, and particularly entry or growth strategies.  The data is

2015-04-30T13:51:26+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Resources|

The Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2015

Entries for the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2015 have officially opened. You can get involved by nominating a business you feel deserves recognition, or by entering your own business. The Business Awards highlight the achievements and celebrate the successes of businesses throughout the Auckland region.  The categories are (each business may enter up to three

2015-04-30T13:50:26+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Awards, Events and Workshops|

Unitary Plan (Land) Q & A Evening

The Auckland Council’s proposed Unitary Plan to urbanise areas of rural land in Hobsonville, Whenuapai, Kumeu, Huapai, Riverhead and surrounding areas within the next 30 years raises a lot of questions for property owners.  We have joined together as a group of experts to help address some of those questions and provide property owners with

2015-04-30T13:45:37+00:00 April 30th, 2015|Events and Workshops|

Staff News: April / May 2015

We have recently bid farewell to two members of our Audit division.  Jane Chea has left to embark on a new family venture running a bakery, and Christine Liu has left to be a fulltime Mum to her son.  We wish them both the very best for their futures. In our Helensville office, accountant Ken

2015-04-30T12:08:57+00:00 April 30th, 2015|The UHY Team|